The Mallorcan dances of the “Cavallets” (little horses) are related to the Corpus Christi processions of fifteenth century Barcelona, where the dances formed part of the interludes of the martyrdom of San Sebastian.

 

 

 

It is a representation of eight knights fighting against Turkish soldiers in order to defend Christian faith.

 

Nowadays the “Cavallets” is still performed in Pollença, Felanitx and Artà. The tradition has also been revived in Palma and Llucmajor as well as in the festivities of the “Ball de Cavallers” in Calvià.

 

The Mallorcan dances of the “Cavallets”, Llucmajor

The Mallorcan dances of the “Cavallets”, Llucmajor

The Mallorcan dances of the “Cavallets”, Llucmajor
The Mallorcan dances of the “Cavallets”, Llucmajor